Rhonda Brink specializes in estate and trust law and her practice addresses all aspects of family wealth management and disposition. Before Brink Bennett Flaherty Golden, for many years, Rhonda was the supervising shareholder of the wealth transfer section of a major Austin law firm. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. Rhonda's education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Trinity University in 1971 and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1974.
Rhonda is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was admitted as the first female Fellow in Texas of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”). Rhonda has served as Past Chair and board member of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Austin Bar Association, Past President of the Central Texas Estate Planning Council, and Past President of Austin Lawyers Care (the initial Travis County pro bono legal services referral organization). Rhonda is a frequent speaker at State Bar of Texas Professional Development programs and spoke regularly in the past at ALI-ABA Estate Planning and Administration Programs around the nation. Rhonda has twice served on the faculty of the University of Miami, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, and served as Director of the 1999 State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program--Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course in San Francisco. She has also presented at national ACTEC meetings on topics ranging from Non-Marital Status Issues in Estate Planning for Committed Couples (2012 Annual Meeting with co-speakers, Joshua S. Rubenstein, New York, NY, and Anne Wynne, Ikard Wynne, LLP, Austin, TX) and “Until Divorce Do Us Part” – the impact of divorce in estate planning (2014 Summer Meeting with co-speaker, Dennis Belcher, McGuire Woods, Richmond, Virginia).
Rhonda has been listed in the Best Lawyers of America since 1995 and has been recognized by Texas Monthly as a "Super Lawyer" in her field of expertise since 2002, and in 2003 as one of Texas' top Fifty Female "Super Lawyers." She has been selected for membership in the inaugural and recurring editions of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She was selected as one of 2015's Women Leaders in the Law, as published in the March 2016, Best Lawyers, first-ever Women in the Law Edition.
Rhonda serves on the Austin Gift Planning Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Austin. Rhonda was one of four Texas attorneys selected to receive the Standing Ovation Award for 2008 – a recognition of CLE volunteers by the Texas Bar CLE staff.
Rhonda is supported in her efforts by her husband of thirty-six years, Robert L. Green, Jr., and three children: Brian and family living in Austin, Texas, with three of Rhonda's grandchildren; Lynn, a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine, practicing and living with family in San Antonio, Texas, to whom Rhonda’s fourth grandchild was born in 2015; and Leslie, graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, now working in New York City as an assistant social media editor for “SELF”, a Conde Nast publication. Rhonda is both a former and current Deacon and former member of the Foundation Board and Strategic Planning Committee at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. She enjoys, time permitting, weekends at "The Brierpatch," her little farm in Burleson County, Texas, or at her husband's family home on the bay in Rockport, Texas.→ Email Rhonda Brink